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London History

There have been humans in the area now occupied by London since the Iron Age, although when a settlement was first founded remains a matter of some dispute. But since the Romans founded Londinium nearly two millennia ago, the city has taken its place at the heart of Britain as the home of the Royal Family and the seat of government.

No matter what your interest in London's past - as an outpost of the Roman empire, the starting point for the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, a newly emerging centre for trade in Tudor times, an intellectual hotbed focussed on the Georgian coffeehouses, a squalid home for poverty and crime as documented by Dickens, an indomitable cell of resistance against the Luftwaffe's bombing raids or a hotbed of youth culture in the 1960s - you'll find fascinating insights in all the books here.

 

General London History

London: The Biography
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Peter Ackroyd
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Thames: Sacred River
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Peter Ackroyd
 
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London: A Social History
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Roy Porter
 
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The London Encyclopaedia (3rd Edition)
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Necropolis: London and Its Dead
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Catharine Arnold
 
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London's Disasters: From Boudicca to...
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John Withington
 
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London: the Autobiography
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Jon Lewis
 
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20th Century London History (including Wartime)

Journey Through a Small Planet
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Emanuel Litvinoff; Patrick Wright
 
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On Brick Lane
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Rachel Lichtenstein
 
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The West End Front
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Matthew Sweet
 
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84 Charing Cross Road
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Helene Hanff; Juliet Stevenson
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The Earl of Petticoat Lane
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Andrew Miller
 
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Our East End: Memories of Life in...
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Piers Dudgeon
 
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Victorian & Georgian London History

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The Secret History of Georgian ...
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Dan Cruickshank
 
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142 Strand: A Radical Address in...
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Rosemary Ashton
 
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Renaissance & Middle Ages London History

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: A Selection
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Samuel Pepys; Robert Latham
 
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The Great Fire of London
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Stephen Porter
 
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A Survey of London
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John Stow
 
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Early London History

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Life in Roman London
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Simon Webb
 
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History of Royalty in London

Tower
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Nigel Jones
 
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The Royal Palaces of London
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Royal London: Colouful Tales of Pomp...
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Karen Pierce Goulding
 
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Royal London
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Jane Struthers
 
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